A breast lift, all known as mastopexy, can do wonders for women with saggy breasts that have lost their shape. As women age, their breasts lose shape and firmness. The skin gradually loses its elasticity and no longer holds the breasts in a youthful, upright position. Pregnancy, breast feeding, weight gain and loss also add to the tissue burden and loss of skin elasticity. Women who have sagging breasts (ptosis) may benefit from breast lift in NYC. If there are also problems of excess volume or size of the breasts, a reduction may also be done at the same time. Volume loss may be corrected by breast augmentation at the same time. Asymmetries may also be improved.
Breast Lift Techniques
During the Breast Lift procedure, excess skin is removed, the nipple areolar (dark skin around the nipple) complex is lifted and the breasts are re-contoured to create a more youthful appearance with firmer breasts. Depending on preoperative size, appearance and asymmetries, the nipple areolar complex may also be reduced. There are incisions made directly on the breasts which may extend around the nipple areolar complex, into the front of the breast under the nipple, and into the breast fold, depending on the degree of droop, asymmetry and volume considerations.
Who is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Women who have sagging breasts, want to improve their breast shape, women without underlying breast disease, and women who will tolerate breast scars. Breast lift candidates should be in generally good health and should have realistic expectations.
Some people are not suitable candidates for a breast lift. Patients planning on getting pregnant should postpone the procedure, because the pregnancy might stretch the breasts. Patients who are breastfeeding should postpone the surgery until breastfeeding is complete.
- Higher breasts (lifted).
- Tighter breast skin envelope (increased skin tightness).
- Improved breast symmetry.
- More pleasing breast shape.
- More youthful appearance.
Breast Lift Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Moreano will examine your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Expect to discuss your goals for the procedure, such as your target breast perkiness, shape, and nipple size/location. He might also talk to you about getting additional procedures, if needed, such as breast reduction or breast implant surgery.
Breast Lift Procedure Description
Mastopexy operations are performed in an accredited outpatient surgical facility under general anesthesia or conscious sedation with local anesthesia. There are several types of mastopexy procedures depending on the severity of ptosis (breast droop). In most cases incisions are made around the nipple areolar complex and in front of the breasts under the nipple. Sometimes incisions may extend into the breast fold. The nipple areolar complex is lifted to a more youthful position.
Finally, incisions will be closed using surgical tape, stitches, or skin adhesives. A breast lift may last two to three hours. Patients can go home after the procedure once cleared to return home.
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Recuperation and Healing
- Discomfort is controlled with oral medications and long-acting local anesthesia.
- A soft bra or compression garment is usually worn for two weeks postoperatively.
- Patients are usually discharged the same day to the care of a responsible adult and recover at home.
- There are no stitches to remove as all sutures dissolve spontaneously under the skin.
- Light activity may be resumed in 3 days. Sports activities may be resumed in 3 weeks.
- While recovering, avoid exposing your breasts to the sun. Even after you’ve healed, make sure to protect post-surgical marks from the sun.
After the procedure, post-surgical marks might look lumpy and red, but they will grow thinner over time and can be hidden under bathing suits and bras. Your bra size might reduce, but this is only because the procedure made your breasts rounder and firmer.
While results are permanent, aging makes your skin less elastic, which can cause the breasts to sag again. Maintaining a healthy and stable weight can help you prolong the results of a breast lift.
Note: The specific risks and suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with Dr. Moreano. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the overall outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual, but they will be discussed during your pre-operative visits with Dr. Moreano.
The Cost of Breast Lift Surgery
Each breast lift procedure is personalized in order to provide the patient with their desired results, hence the varied prices. During your consultation for your breast lift in NYC, Dr. Moreano will go over the expected cost of your procedure. Financing options are available.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are unhappy with the saggy appearance of your breasts, contact our office today to schedule an appointment for your breast lift, or call us at (718) 478-2852. Dr. Moreano is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon who can provide you with personalized results from your breast lift in NYC.